In a city where street harassment is omnipresent, many students have learned to simply deal with the catcalls and assaults that come with the territory. We don’t have much of a choice, especially in a society that still largely dismisses the too-long looks and jeering as misunderstood “compliments.” In an effort to capture the reality of what street harassment actually feels like, a few volunteers took walks around the neighborhood wearing partially hidden Go Pro video cameras. We also asked NYU students about their own experiences and opinions regarding harassment, in order to get a more comprehensive idea of what’s going on around Washington Square Park. For some reason, creeps and weirdos still think they have the authority to whistle at total strangers — we want to find out why.
Helen Holmes, Jorge Morillo, and Julia Musto
Yesterday just before dawn, two New York City pols awoke to the worst sound a sleazebag public ‘servant’ can hear – sirens. Several more operatives shared the same rude awakening, as a total of six mostly Republican politicians and political operatives were indicted for wire fraud and bribery. They are as follows: Democrat-turned-Independent-Democrat-turned-Republican-wannabe Malcolm Smith, Republican city councilman Dan Halloran, Bronx Republican fief Joseph Savino, Queens Republican vice-chair Vincent Tabone, and the Mayor and deputy Mayor of Spring Valley, New York; Noramie Jasmin and Joseph Desmaret.
It is one of the most absurd (and kinda hysterical) scandals this side of the Hudson has ever seen. So here’s exactly what happened.
With the New York City mayoral race in full swing, it’s interesting to watch which candidates have lined up what celebrity endorsers. With her estimated million-vote swing to President Obama through her 2008 endorsement, Oprah reminded us about how powerful the right luminary – and the platform they can bring – can be to any candidate’s cause.
It’s been interesting to watch 30 Rock debonair and obstinate Words-With-Friends-er Alec Baldwin buff his usually bombastic political image with his attacks on presumed Democratic frontrunner Christine Quinn. Writing for the Huffington Post, Baldwin renamed her “Quinnberg” and accused her of being unqualified to lead New York.
Because the only thing New York City politics is truly missing is Hollywood drama.
After NYULocal introduced the mayoral candidates last week, longshot Democratic contender Sal Albanese volunteered to speak with us about his candidacy for City Hall and the current state of governance in New York City. Sal Albanese was a City Councilman from 1982-1997 and an NYU grad, having received his Masters’ in Health Science in 1976.
This kicks off our series of interviews with every mayoral vier we can get our hands on. He spoke freely and openly about a wide range of topics concerning Mayor Bloomberg’s time in office and his own experience as a public sector servant. Enjoy.
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“They shook my bed! They woke me up! Now I’m a tiger!” went the disgruntled cry of one of many long-time Greenwich Village residents in an attendance at Wednesday night’s “News from Underground” talk, hosted by NYU professor Mark Crispin Miller and held at independent bookseller McNally Jackson. The topic this week? “Is It a University, or Just a Corporation? The Case of NYU’s Expansion Plan.” On the panel for the event along with Miller were writers Andrew Ross (a fellow NYU professor and author of Bird on Fire), Tom Angotti (New York for Sale), and Sharon Zukin (Naked City).